Big changes on the equipment front recently with 3 new head covers now protruding from the top of the golf bag. A new R11 driver, 3 wood and rescue have been kindly supplied by TaylorMade. You must have been holidaying on the moon for the last few months to have not noticed the incredible impact the new TaylorMade R11 range of products has had on the golfing world. During this years Open Championship Darren Clarke strode down the 18th fairway at Royal St. Georges, white R11 driver in hand alongside fellow TaylorMade staff player Dustin Johnson before hoisting aloft the prized Claret Jug. 51 golfers in the field chose to play a TaylorMade driver, an incredible statistic for the biggest golf tournament in the world.
Having played with the TaylorMade R9 driver for a while now I was excited to finally get my hands on the new R11 to see what all the fuss was about. The white head is obviously very eye catching at first but its the contrast between the white crown and the black club face that I noticed makes it so easy to align. I’ve only had chance to try it out briefly on the range and during a couple of rounds so far but am really impressed with the flight and the ease with which the trajectory is altered by changing the hosel setting. I’ll get chance to play some more golf next week and will report back with how they feel and perform.
Another big change for me has been swapping to the TaylorMade Penta ball. I’d heard so many good things about the 5 piece ball and was looking forward to trying it out. It feels great off the club face with the nice combination of slightly more spin into and around the green without the cover cutting up any quicker than my previous ball. In fact, the Penta seems to last longer than anything I’ve ever used. Now, if they could just make them float and avoid bunkers… 🙂
A huge thank you to Chris and Leonard at TaylorMade for all their help and I look forward to joining the increasing number of success stories their products seem to be accompanying this season.